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Urban and Community Forestry

Budget & Performance

Budget History

FY 2002

FY2003

FY 2004

FY 2005

FY 2006

FY2007

36,000

35,999

34,864

48,950

28,413

30,130

All figures in thousands of dollars. FY 2005 includes $17 million from the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Hurricane Disaster Assistance Act.

Family of Performance Measures for the Urban and Community Forestry Program

Developed using the Agency-wide Credibility Through Accountability (CTA) Process and reported in the Community Accomplishment Reporting System (CARS)

Primary measures are listed here and highlighted in bold in the tables below.

  • Percentage of US population living in communities managing programs to plant, protect and maintain their urban and community trees and forests.
  • Percentage of US population living in communities developing programs and/or activities to plant, protect, and maintain their urban and community trees and forests.
  • Number of people living in communities provided educational, technical, and/or financial assistance services.
  • Number of people living in communities that have the potential to develop management programs for their trees and forests with assistance from UCF technical, financial and/or educational program services.
  • Federal (USFS) dollar cost or expenditure per capita in community assisted.

OUTCOMES

Data Sources for Measures

1.  Percentage of US population living in communities managing programs to plant, protect and maintain their urban and community trees and forests.

1. Calculated: Output #3 divided by total Census population of communities in National Communities Database (NCD).

2. Percentage of US population living in communities developing programs and/or activities to plant, protect, and maintain their urban and community trees and forests.

2. Calculated: Output #2 divided by total Census population of communities in National Communities Database (NCD).

 

OUTPUTS

Data Sources for Measures

1. Number of people living in communities provided educational, technical, and/or financial assistance services.

1. Calculated: Census Population of all participating communities = sum of 2+3 below.

2. Number of people living in communities that are developing programs/activities for their urban and community trees and forests.

2. Calculated: Census population of communities with one or more but not all of # 4-7 below as reported by the states.

3. Number of people living in communities managing their urban and community trees and forests.

3. Calculated: Census population of communities with all of # 4-7 below.

4. Number of communities with active urban & community tree and forest management plans developed from professionally-based resource assessments/inventories.

4. States report each community listed in NCD known to have active management plans.

5. Number of communities that employ or retain through written agreement the services of professional forestry staff who have at least one of these credentials:  (1) degree in forestry or related field and (2) ISA certified arborist or equivalent professional certification.

5. States report each community listed in NCD known to rely on services of professional forestry staff.

6. Number of communities that have adopted and can present documentation of local/statewide ordinances or policies that focus on planting, protecting, and maintaining their urban and community trees and forests.

6. States report each community listed in NCD known to have adopted ordinances or policies.

7. Number of communities with local advocacy/ advisory organizations, such as, active tree boards, commissions, or non-profit organizations that are formalized or chartered to advise and/or advocate for the planting, protection, and maintenance of urban and community trees and forests.

7. States report each community listed in NCD known to have a local or regional advocacy/advisory organization operating within the community.

8. Number of hours of volunteer service logged.

8. States report statewide totals until new methodology developed.

9. Amount of Federal (USFS) funding to States.

13. FS Regions/NA report state grants in dollars.

 

DEMAND

Data Sources for Measures

1. Number of people living in communities that have the potential to develop management programs for their trees and forests with assistance from UCF technical, financial and/or educational program services.

1. Calculated:  total number of people living in communities listed in the NCD.

2.  Number of people living in communities not managing, or developing programs to manage, their urban and community trees and forests.

2. Calculated: population of all communities listed in NCD not actively developing or actively managing UCF resources.

 

EFFICIENCY

Data Sources for Measures

1.  Federal (USFS) dollar cost or expenditure per capita in community assisted.

1. Calculated: Output #13 divided by Output #1.

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Last modified: January 09, 2014
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